08-06-2009 04:34 PM
Using Chicago A style, I am trying to cite two articles within a single footnote. One of the articles has been cited previously in the document, and therefore it should be displayed in its short form. However, when I add a second citation following the shortened reference, there is an extra period between the two items.
Byrne and Rathwell, "Medical Savings Accounts and the Canada Health Act: Complimentary or Contradictory."; Frank Cervone, "The Open Source Option," Library Journal 128, no. 12 (2003).
I want the footnote to look exactly like this, except for the period after the word "Contradictory"
This period does NOT appear when multiple references appear within a single footnote in the full form.
Is there any way I can edit the output style to get rid of this extra period following the short form of the reference?
I am using X2 with Word 2007 on Windows XP.
Grateful for any advice!
08-16-2009 08:20 PM - edited 08-16-2009 08:21 PM
I can reproduce this problem in EndNote X3.
Of course, there is no problem if you cite a particular page, using the Edit Citations function. The problem occurs if you are just citing the work as a whole.
I don't remember this problem in earlier versions of EndNote. But in earlier versions, there would have been a problem if you cited a specific page, because EndNote would have inserted a colon after the short title in the repeat citation.
I may be wrong, but I think that the developers, in trying to solve the problem of the colon in the repeat citations of journal articles, have introduced a new problem with repeat citations that do not cite a specific page.
08-17-2009 04:58 PM
Ok, thanks. At least it's good to have confirmation that this can't be fixed by output style tweaks.
I am using EndNote X2, so evidently this quirk goes back at least one version.